Words & Ideas Northern Territory


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What does it mean to ‘have heart’? Can a broken heart be mended? How do you keep a community’s pulse up under pressure?

Join us to discover the diverse and dedicated hearts of some of the Territory’s Australian of the Year nominees. From lounge rooms to emergency wards, this Festival edition of SPUN brings you a line-up of stories that will make your heart flutter, race and maybe even skip a beat.

SPUN: True Stories Told in the Territory is a live storytelling event showcasing some of the extraordinary people and their stories that make up the Northern Territory. Popping up at different venues around Darwin, SPUN brings people from all walks of life together to share stories under a theme.

True stories told live are incredibly powerful. They have the potential to move, confront and inspire us, reframing the way we see ourselves, and others. At a time when we’re bombarded by social media and manufactured narratives, SPUN offers a refreshingly candid snapshot of life in the Territory.

One thing’s for sure, all these stories have heart!

  • Executive Producer Johanna Bell

  • Creative Director & Producer Lori Uden
  • Story Producers Alexandra Edmondson, Kylie Stevenson, Sarah Reuben, Alpha Capaque
  • Photo Helen Orr

Supported by Australia Day Council NT and Darwin International Airport

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